Obituary: Derrol King Burney Sr.


Derrol King Burney Sr., age 75, of Falkville, died Monday September 13, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Clifford and Virginia Burney; wife: Linda Shoemake Burney; son: Marty Burney; brother: Steve Burney and his sisters: Judy Johnston, Barbara Burks and Kathy Burney.

Derrol is survived by his sons: Rex (Trish) Burney, Chris (Karen) Burney, Kevin (Naomi) Burney, Keith (Tonya) Burney and Hobert (Allison) Burney; daughter: Tammy Burney; brothers: Ronald (Barbara) Burney, Dwight (Debbie) Burney, Greg Burney and Rodney Burney; sisters: Faye (James) Hunt, Juanita (Johnnie) Reid, Joan Perkins, Connie Roquemore and Jill Burney; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.

The family will receive friends at Light House Baptist Church on Friday, September 17, 2021 beginning at 5:00 p.m. The celebration of Derrol’s life will be Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Light House Baptist Church with burial to follow in Bell Springs Cemetery.

Condolences may be left at

Moss Service Funeral Home Directing.